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where / dónde
where   [wɛər]
A. -adverb
1. (in direct and indirect questions, reported speech)   [Where] in direct questions as well as after report verbs and expressions of (un)certainty and doubt (e.g. [no nouné]) usually translates as [dónde] (with an accent), sometimes preceded by a preposition:   dónde
·where am I?
·¿dónde estoy?
·where are you going (to)?
·¿a dónde or adónde vas?,   ¿dónde vas?
·where have you come from?
·¿de dónde has venido?
·where can I have put my keys (down)?
·¿dónde or en dónde puedo haber puesto las llaves?
·where should we be if ...?
·¿a dónde or adónde habríamos ido a parar si ...?
·where did we go wrong?
·¿en qué nos equivocamos?
·can you tell me where there'noun a chemist'noun?
·¿puede decirme dónde hay una farmacia?
·I don't know where she lives
·no nouné dónde vive
2. (in other statements)
2.1. (=the place that)   [Where] in other statements is usually translated as [donde] (without an accent), again often preceded by a preposition:   donde
·there'noun a telephone box near where I live
·hay una cabina cerca de donde vivo
·this is where we found it
·aquí es donde lo encontramos
·that'noun where we got to in the last lesson
·hasta aquí llegamos en la última clase
·that'noun just where you're wrong!
·¡en eso te equivocas!,   ¡ahí es donde te equivocas!
·that'noun where I disagree with you
·en eso no estoy de acuerdo contigo,   ahí es donde no estoy de acuerdo contigo
·where this book is dangerous is in suggesting that ...
·el aspecto peligroso de este libro es la sugerencia de que ...
2.2. (after noun)   donde
·this is the hotel where we stayed
·éste es el hotel donde or en el que estuvimos
·the beach where we picnicked
·la playa donde or a la que or adonde fuimos de picnic
·we went to visit the house where Diego was born
·fuimos a visitar la casa (en) donde nació Diego
B. -conjunction
1. (=if)
·where husband and wife both work, benefits are ...
·en el caso de que los dos esposos trabajen, los beneficios son ...
·where possible
·en lo posible
2. (=whereas)   mientras que,   cuando
·sometimes a teacher will be listened to where a parent might not
·a veces a un maestro se le hace caso, mientras que or cuando a un padre tal vez no
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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